By: Anne Austin (1895-??)
Murder at Bridge
Set in the affluent town of Hamilton, Austin’s classic presents a whodunit mystery focusing on a crime involving a young woman who has been murdered under mysterious circumstances during a game of Bridge, with no hard evidence pointing to the perpetrator. Accordingly, the townspeople are also affected by the mystery and they refuse to play the dummy in fear of sharing the same fate as the unfortunate victim. A gripping mystery crime novel, Murder at Bridge evokes feelings of suspense, awe, mystery and puts to the test the crime solving capabilities of the audience as they take up the role of detective...
By: Anne Brontë (1820-1849)
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
An epistolary novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall follows the courageous journey of the protagonist, Helen Graham, as she struggles to escape her socially imposed role as dutiful wife, while also acting on her moral responsibilities as a mother and self-respect as a woman. Published in 1848, under the pseudonym Acton Bell, the novel provoked much criticism at the time of its release due to its shocking content and atypical portrayal of an English wife, who not only defies the strict conventions of society, but also consciously violates the law that legally represses the rights of women...
Agnes Grey is the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn money to care for herself, she takes one of the few jobs allowed to respectable women in the early Victorian era, as a governess to the children of the wealthy. In working with two different families, the Bloomfields and the Murrays, she comes to learn about the troubles that face a young woman who must try to rein in unruly, spoiled children for a living, and about the ability of wealth and status to destroy social values. After her father's death, Agnes opens a small school with her mother and finds happiness with a man who loves her for herself.
By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick (1873-1935)
By: Anne Manning (1807-1879)
|Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary|
By: Anne Wales Abbott ed. (1808-1908)
Autumn Leaves, Original Pieces in Prose and Verse
The pieces gathered into this volume were, with two exceptions, written for the entertainment of a private circle, without any view to publication. The editor would express her thanks to the writers, who, at her solicitation, have allowed them to be printed. They are published with the hope of aiding a work of charity,—the establishment of an Agency for the benefit of the poor in Cambridge,—to which the proceeds of the sale will be devoted.
By: Anne Warner (1869-1913)
|A Woman's Will|
|The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary|
|Seeing France with Uncle John|
|Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop|
|Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs|
|Susan Clegg and a Man in the House|
By: Annie E. Keeling
|Andrew Golding A Tale of the Great Plague|
By: Annie Eliot Trumbull (1857-1949)
|A Christmas Accident and Other Stories|
By: Annie F. Johnston (1863-1931)
The Little Colonel
The scene of this story is laid in Kentucky. Its heroine is a small girl, who is known as the Little Colonel, on account of her fancied resemblance to an old-school Southern gentleman, whose fine estate and old family are famous in the region. (Introduction taken from original book.)
The Gate of the Giant Scissors
This is the story of Joyce, an American girl who has been sent abroad to France to study, and of her adventures in France, - the wonderful house with the gate of The Giant Scissors, Jules, her little playmate, Sister Denis, the cruel Brossard, and her dear Aunt Kate.
Two Little Knights of Kentucky
In This volume the Little Colonel returns to us like an old friend, but with added grace and charm. She is not, however, the central figure of the story, that place being taken by the “two little knights,” Malcolm and Keith, little Southern aristocrats, whose chivalrous natures lead them through a series of interesting adventures.
The Little Colonel's House Party
Lloyd Sherman, the "Little Colonel", is a girl of eleven whose mother invites three other girls to spend a month with Lloyd in her beautiful home in Kentucky. The children come from very different homes, but fall into the new ways very readily. The account of their escapades will amuse young readers. A bit of disobedience on the part of one spoiled girl leads to something of a tragedy, in which Betty, the nicest of the children, is the sufferer.This series for girls from the early 1900’s, begun...
The Little Colonel's Hero
In this sixth volume of “The Little Colonel Series” for girls, Lloyd is surprised with a gift for her twelfth birthday, of a summer trip to Europe. In Geneva she becomes friends with an old Prussian major and his Red Cross dog, a St. Bernard named Hero. Through many adventures, in the end the Little Colonel learns the true meaning of selfless duty.
The Little Colonel at Boarding-School
Because of the illness of her grandfahter, Lloyd Sherman, the Little Colonel, finds herself being sent off to boarding school from her home in Lloydsboro Valley, Kentucky. Jolly times are mixed with lessons in this 7th book in the "Little Colonel" series for girls.
|The Rescue of the Princess Winsome A Fairy Play for Old and Young|
|The Story of Dago|
|Mildred's Inheritance Just Her Way; Ann's Own Way|
|Cicely and Other Stories|
|The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor|
Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation
In this delightful story ”The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation” by Annie Fellows Johnston the Little Colonel, Lloyd Sherman. together with her friends Betty, Kitty and Allison are starting the schoolyear at a new school, Warwick Hall, a Boardingschool for girls in Washington. They find it a wonderful and stimulating place, make many new friends and have many experiences and also adventures there. But Lloyd comes down with high fever shortly before Christmas, and while home on Christmas Vacation she almost breaks down, and the doctor says she must not go back to school but stay at home to regain her health...
|Ole Mammy's Torment|
|Mary Ware's Promised Land|
|The Legend of the Bleeding-heart|
|The Story of the Red Cross as told to The Little Colonel|
|Georgina of the Rainbows|
|The Quilt that Jack Built; How He Won the Bicycle|
Joel, a Boy of Galilee
Joel, a crippled boy, cannot play with the children and has nothing to care about. Rabbi Phineas helps him to find something he can do and tells him the reason that he is so kind is because of a boy from his hometown of Nazareth. Soon stories are going about everywhere of miracles, and some people think that the Messiah has come. Then someone tells Joel he should ask for his back to be healed. Will Joel be able to find the miracle worker?
Little Colonel in Arizona
In The Little Colonel in Arizona the story is centered around the Ware family, who, after their husband and father has died, and due to the mother's illness, have to move from Kentucky to Arizona. Joyce now has to take most of the responsibility for holding the family together. She is having difficulties in coming to terms with the family's new existence, feeling lonely and that her dreams for the future will never come true. But when she learns to know an invalid at Lee's Ranch who tells her the...
By: Annie Hamilton Donnell (1862-)
|Judith Lynn A Story of the Sea|
|Glory and the Other Girl|
By: Annie Roe Carr
Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp
A school girl story about two Illinois teens and the adventures they have with family,friends and the chance to go to a boarding school in Michigan in the early 1920's.
|Nan Sherwood at Palm Beach Or Strange Adventures Among The Orange Groves|
|Nan Sherwood's Winter Holidays Rescuing the Runaways|
By: Annie S. Swan (1859-1943)
|The Guinea Stamp A Tale of Modern Glasgow|
By: Annie T. Colcock
|Margaret Tudor A Romance of Old St. Augustine|
By: Annie Trumbull Slosson (1838-1926)
The Log-Cabin Lady
'The story of The Log-Cabin Lady is one of the annals of America. It is a moving record of the conquest of self-consciousness and fear through mastery of manners and customs. It has been written by one who has not sacrificed the strength and honesty of her pioneer girlhood, but who added to these qualities that graciousness and charm which have given her distinction on two continents.'(from the introduction)
By: Anonymous (1821-1890)
The Book of A Thousand Nights and a Night
This is a collection of stories collected over thousands of years by various authors, translators and scholars. The are an amalgam of mythology and folk tales from the Indian sub-continent, Persia, and Arabia. No original manuscript has ever been found for the collection, but several versions date the collection’s genesis to somewhere between AD 800-900. The stories are wound together under the device of a long series of cliff-hangers told by Shahrazad to her husband Shahryar, to prevent him from executing her...
An Englishwoman's Love-Letters
It need hardly be said that the woman by whom these letter were written had no thought that they would be read by anyone but the person to whom they were addressed. But a request, conveyed under circumstances which the writer herself would have regarded as all-commanding, urges that they should now be given to the world; and, so far as is possible with a due regard to the claims of privacy, what is here printed presents the letters as they were first written in their complete form and sequence. From book explaination
The Real Mother Goose
A heartwarming collection of nursery rhymes that will take you back to your childhood!
Child’s New Story Book
Short and sweet stories for children.
Tiny Story Book
Short and sweet stories for children.
The History of Robinson Crusoe
A 6-page digest of Defoe’s famous work for young readers.
That Mother-in-Law of Mine
Here we were, only a month married, and spending our honeymoon at a most charming summer resort, where there was no excuse for getting out of patience. Everything was beautiful and attractive: Little hotel, strange to say, quite delightful; no fault to find with surroundings and accommodations; my darling Bessie, as sweet as an angel and determined to be happy and to make me happy; everything, in short, calculated to give us a long summer of delight. That is, if Bessie had only been an orphan. But there was her mother, who had joined us on our summer trip, after the first two weeks of unalloyed happiness, and threatened to accompany us through life. (excerpt from chapter 1)
Irish Wit and Humor
Excerpted anecdotes from the biographies of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell, relating humorous snippets of politics in 18th and 19th century Ireland. For some these may be poignant in addition to being humorous and for others they may be humorous in addition to being poignant. (
True Stories of Wonderful Deeds
37 short pieces perfect for newer recorders. These one page Stories of (mostly) Wonderful Deeds were written for Little Folk to teach them about famous incidents in their history. Bonnie Prince Charlie, Nelson and Hardy, Bruce and the Spider, David Livingston, Canute, Sir Philip Sydney, and Elizabeth and Raleigh are just some of the well known people and incidents covered in short stories.
The Broken Vase and Other Stories
The Broken Vase and Other Stories;for Children and Youth,Compiled by a Teacher
The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz
The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz was edited in 1616 in Strasbourg (annexed by France in 1681). It is the third of the original manifestos of the mysterious "Fraternity of the Rose Cross" (Rosicrucians). NOTE: It was translated into English for the first time in 1690 by E. Foxcroft. This translation became the source for many of the modern attempts to improve the original. The translation presented here is that of E. Foxcroft. Although the book first appeared in 1616, the story takes place over 150 years earlier...
|Beauty and the Beast|
|Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation|
|The Three Bears|
|The Twelve Labours of Hercules, Son of Jupiter & Alcmena|
|Harry's Ladder to Learning|
|Aladdin or The Wonderful Lamp|
|Little Stories for Little Children|
|Cinderella; or, The Little Glass Slipper and Other Stories|
|My Young Days|
|Pleasing Stories for Good Children with Pictures|
|Dame Wonder's Picture Alphabet Amusing Alphabet, Dame Wonder's Series.|
|A Picture Book, for Little Children|
|All About the Little Small Red Hen|
|The Mouse and the Christmas Cake|
|Battle of the Monkey & the Crab|
|The Adventures of the Little Woman, Her Dog and the Pedlar|
|Punky Dunk and the Gold Fish|
|The Practical Joke Or the Christmas Story of Uncle Ned|
|Chatterbox Stories of Natural History|
|The Death and Burial of Cock Robin|
|The Wonders of a Toy Shop|
|The Tiny Picture Book|
|Amusing Trial in which a Yankee Lawyer Renders a Just Verdict|
|The Courtship, Marriage, and Pic-Nic Dinner of Cock Robin & Jenny Wren With the Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin|
|Rose of Affection|
|Simple Simon Silhouette Series|
|Golden Deeds Stories from History|
|Golden Moments Bright Stories for Young Folks|
|The Fox and the Geese; and The Wonderful History of Henny-Penny|
|The Remarkable Adventures of an Old Woman and Her Pig An Ancient Tale in a Modern Dress|
|Stories About Indians|
|Punky Dunk and the Mouse|
|Child's Book of Water Birds|
|The Crooked Man and Other Rhymes|
|Punky Dunk and the Spotted Pup|
|Fairy's Album With Rhymes of Fairyland|
|Nanny Merry or, What Made the Difference?|
|Children of the Old Testament|
|The House That Jack Built, a Game of Forfeits To Which is Added, the Entertaining Fable of "The Magpie"|